The Indian Institutes of Technology are institutions of national importance established through an Act of Parliament. These Institutes play a leading role in technological manpower development and have research programmes comparable to the best in the world. The admissions to the Undergraduate Programmes for all Indian and Foreign nationals at these institutions are made through the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE).
Institute of Technology – Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi is one of the oldest institutions devoted to education in various engineering disciplines. Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, a deemed university, is the oldest institution of its kind in india. The admissions to Undergraduate Programmes at these institutions are also made through JEE.
All these institutions are known for providing quality education in science and technology and for research in frontier areas. The environment at these institutions is highly conducive for building a solid foundation of knowledge, Development of personality, Confidence building, Pursuit of excellence and self-discipline, Enhancement of creativity through motivation an drive, which helps to prepare for the professional and social life.
Today, alumni of these institutions occcupy key positions in industry and academia in India and abroad. Each Institute has well-equiped modern laboratories, a state-of-the-art library, and computer networks. The selected candidates live in a pleasant and intellectually stimulating environment. The teaching methods rely on direct personal contact between the teacher and the students. Living in such an environment with peopl having similar goals and aspirations is an exciting experience during one’s academic life.
Credit-based academic programmes offer flexibility to progress at a student’s own pace. A minimum level of performance is necessary for satisfactory progress. The medium of instruction is English. These institutions offer courses leading to Bachelor’s degree in a number of engineering, technological and scientific disciplines.
M.Sc. Integrated courses in pure and applied sciences and M.Tech. Integrated courses in a few disciplines are also offered by some of these Institutes. In addition, some IITs offer Dual Degree M.Tech. programmes wherein both B.Tech. and M.Tech. degrees are awarded at the end of the programme.